One button chronograph

Hello I'm in need of the blued sweep seconds hand, anyone have one for sale?

thank you.

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bobbee
Posted December 21, 2014 - 7:39pm

You and me both Tony.

It's a special jobbie, only fits a 10AH, although I bet we could find a fit if we knew the sizing.

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1955mercury
Posted January 2, 2015 - 11:51pm

Bulova lists that as part #641 for the chrono.  But they later use that part # again for a spring in an automatic calendar movement (don't remember which movement it was an 11 something).http://<a href='http://postimg.org/image/kk1rtqtg3/full/' target='_blank'><img src='http://s21.postimg.org/kwt5zxbpz/IMG_0487.jpg' border='0' alt="IMG 0487" /></a><br /><a target='_blank' href='http://postimage.org/'>upload image free</a><br /><br />

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 21, 2014 - 8:37pm

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If it helps, you can always blue a hand to match, if it is the same type. You have to strip the original plating and polish it by hand, and then carefully blue it on a hand bluing pan. 

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bobbee
Posted December 22, 2014 - 3:39am

Reverend Rob wrote:

If it helps, you can always blue a hand to match, if it is the same type. You have to strip the original plating and polish it by hand, and then carefully blue it on a hand bluing pan. 

 

Thank god for that, I thought it was going to be hard...   :-)

You make it sound so easy Rob, but I've watched videos on heat blueing, and not only do you need a really steady/quick/accurate hand, but a pretty good sense of timing too. Too long it goes purple, not long enough it goes brown. And we aren't talking a long time either!

Knowing the sizes would help, as none of the hands I have fit. 

zappatore88
Posted December 22, 2014 - 7:19am

I wasn't gonna even attempt that.

zappatore88
Posted December 21, 2014 - 8:38pm

Lol figures 

zappatore88
Posted January 1, 2015 - 10:05am

Here goes another impossible one! The one button chrono crown? Mine is rusted and does not function properly , actually the two other crowns I have are also in the same shape, maybe a comon issue? Still anyone out there have one? Or a part number I can search! Thanks guys, 

happy new year!!!

mybulova_admin
Posted January 1, 2015 - 5:33pm

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Good luck with the search fellas, I hope you can find what you are looking for.

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1955mercury
Posted January 1, 2015 - 5:46pm

The crown for the chrono is listed as 10AH part  #175.

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bobbee
Posted January 2, 2015 - 2:24am

zappatore88
Posted January 2, 2015 - 2:38am

Will this work?

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bobbee
Posted January 3, 2015 - 7:11am

zappatore88 wrote:

Will this work?

If you look at my one-button, and JP's example, both have this type of crown fitted.

Daca sent me mine , as Ofrei wanted nearly forty dollars to ship a ten-dollar watch crown!

I have seen another, Lisa's square 1942 one-button chrono has one fitted, and one sold on ebay that was fitted with the "square" type one button crown in the link I posted.

Is it worth a few dollars to try? Of course it is, and they work too!

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1955mercury
Posted January 2, 2015 - 11:55pm

Site Admin. I was testing a way of adding a photo that would expand when clicked on. Then I got a notice that my comment was being queued for moderation. Sorry about that.

zappatore88
Posted January 3, 2015 - 11:16am

I got mine wirking but it's tempermental ! Keeps getting stuck im gonna put it up now, enjoy